The Economist recently published The Unkindest Cut, a look a global efforts to curb FGM/C, which advocates for distinguishing between very harmful and less harmful types of the practice.
In USA Today, Alejandra Colom, an associate and Guatemala Country Director at the Population Council, discusses the cultural influences in Latin America and the Caribbean that limit women’s access to contraception during the Zika epidemic, and how this is affecting the region’s abortion rates.
Population Council President, Julia Bunting, spoke to NewsDeeply on the importance of investing in research and development of new contraceptive technologies.
Yesterday, the Population Council recognized Dr. Armando Ahued, the Minister of Health of Mexico City, as a leader and champion for universal health care access for all. Dr. Ahued and his colleagues recently launched a new project called, El Médico en Tu Casa (doctor in your home) to offer medical services to those who do not traditionally visit medical centers on their own. The aim of the project is to remove inequalities and focus on the goal of achieving quality care to all in Mexico and beyond. The Population Councils thanks Dr. Ahued for his continued efforts to make these goals a reality.
COPENHAGEN (16 May 2016) ― Population Council experts will highlight new evidence and perspectives on reproductive health, maternal and newborn health, and adolescent girl empowerment this week at Women Deliver. The Population Council is a globally recognized nonprofit organization, conducting research to address critical health and development challenges.